by TeachThought Staff
Ed note: This post has been updated from a 2013 post
If there is one thing teachers lack, it’s time.
And while using technology to automate learning has been frowned upon by many, using it to automate time-consuming processes or aggregate data automatically is among the many seamless fits technology can make into any classroom. Which is where the following collections of apps and tools comes in.
These sites, tools, and apps can save teachers time by allowing them to create simple quizzes that can be taken asynchronously, and make polls and forms to collect feedback from students (content-based or otherwise).
Exist slips, pre-tests, student-created quizzes, course evaluation forms, crowdsourcing student knowledge of apps to use in a future project-based learning unit, and more.
Teacher tools for creating quizzes or polls
Build, play and share an unlimited number of quizzes and questions for free. Great for teachers and students. Includes multiple choice, fill-in-the-blank, matching and ordering question types. Add images and a time limit to questions and review scores achieved by students. Available online or via Apple and Android apps.
The ClassMarker online testing website, is a easy to use, online quiz maker that marks your tests and quizzes for you.
The focus of the Moodle project is always on giving educators the best tools to manage and promote learning, but there are many ways to use Moodle.Moodle is an Open Source Course Management System (CMS), also known as a Learning Management System (LMS) or a Virtual Learning Environment (VLE). It has become very popular among educators around the world as a tool for creating online dynamic web sites for their students.
With our online quiz creator it's easy to make a quiz, exam or assessment in less than five minutes.
QuizPedia is a digital tool for quizzes in the classroom. Easy to add text, pictures and sound.
Use quizzes to assess your student's level of understanding OR make the students co-creators of the own learning and let them make quizzes themselves and then share them with their peers.
Free, but access to statistics, feedback function and customizing requires a fee.
Google Forms - the quizzes can even be self-grading by adding in the proper "if statements" in the underlying spreadsheet. Google Forms allows you to create many different types of questions, automatically collects usernames, sends data to a spreadsheet, self-grading options such as "if statements" but if you use a tool called Flubaroo http://www.flubaroo.com/ it is even easier to grade them. Google makes it easy to graph results as well. Google Forms also has many public templates with some quizzes that have already been made, you can use and modify them. I like the way Google Forms works with other Google Apps, you can either send the quiz to students via their mail, or embed the quiz in your Google Site.
Socrative is a smart student response system that empowers teachers to engage their classrooms through a series of educational games and exercises via smartphones and tablets. Our apps are super simple and take seconds to load and run. Teachers control the questions and games on their laptop, while students respond and interact through their smartphones/laptops. Run it as an app or on any web browser
QuestBase gives you the freedom to ask. Whether you need to create quizzes, tests, assessments, exams or get feedback from surveys and polls, QuestBase helps you save time. Millions of questions (and counting) published and printed with QuestBase! Free of charge.
Generate automatically graded online tests with 4 questions types. Great for professionals and K-12! No need to register to create tests.
Kahoot! is a classroom response system which creates an engaging learning space, through a game-based digital pedagogy. Kahoot! is an easy-to-use blended learning platform which works on any device, making the classroom interactive, encouraging both educators and learners to ask great questions.
Typically, the loop happens with the following events:
Once the educator has introduced a topic, they will play their own Kahoot! quiz with their class to assess their understanding
The educator then asks their learners to create their own quizzes on specific topics
Learners research, build up knowledge and gather relevant content
They then create their quizzes based on this content
And are then empowered to become leaders as they play their quiz back to classmates
Teachers can assess their understanding based on the quality of their content (including the wrong answers!)
Survey Anyplace enables anyone to create appealing mobile quizzes and surveys to engage with audiences on the go. Use the feedback to increase satisfaction, participation and revenue. Get started for free.
Create free awesome Buzzfeed and PlayBuzz-style interactive quizzes, polls, lists and more - in under a minute. Shareable, viral - these are perfect for teachers as visual aids or as fun ways to have students make their own grammar or vocabulary tests.
Quickly create your own online quiz to be hosted on your own website, or taken right here at this website. Lots of customization options, including background images, logos, colors, fonts, etc.
For class sizes of 30 or less it is free and unlimited. Its great for polling your class for opinion and understanding. The results can be embedded into a PowerPoint presentation or web page and update in real time. responses can be submitted via text message, Twiitter or web. It's the favorite tool of many teachers for creating pools.
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It is a new free site designed for creating and taking tests/exercises. The features include sharing tests and results with social network, tracking progress, rating a test, searching a test by subject or grade level..
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The Hot Potatoes suite includes six applications, enabling you to create interactive multiple-choice, short-answer, jumbled-sentence, crossword, matching/ordering and gap-fill exercises for the World Wide Web. Hot Potatoes is freeware, and you may use it for any purpose or project you like. It can be integrated with Moodle.
35 Digital Tools To Create Simple Quizzes And Collect Feedback From Students